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Gifu

Summary

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Gifu prefecture is located in the center of Honshu. The remnants of the good old days of Japan, including the world heritage site Shirakawa-go, are preserved; and, many people come from overseas for sightseeing.

Climate (temperature / precipitation)

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Source:Japan Metrogical Agency

In Gifu prefecture, there is a large difference in altitude from the plain at 0 meters above sea level to the Hida Mountains which is over 3000 m. Therefore, the average temperature in Gifu city is 15.8 ° C, and in Takayama city that located in the northern part, the average temperature is 11 ° C. The temperature is different depending on the area.

Cost of living

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Foods recommended by locals

Hida beef

pic_dummy.pngHida brand beef raised in abundant nature. There are various ways to eat it, and it is one of the tastes that you definitely want to taste!

Gohei-mochi

pic_dummy.pngIt is a local snack that has been popular among the ordinary households in this area for a long time. It is made by sticking mochi on a skewer, applying sauce such as miso or soy sauce, and burning it over charcoal.

Famous places / spots recommended by locals

Shirakawa-go World Heritage Site, Historic Village

pic_dummy.pngGassho-zukuri (one of the Japanese architectural styles) is a collection of the wisdom of our ancestors to withstand the harsh climate. It is also possible to stay at a private lodging. If you talk directly with the villagers and ask about life in Shirakawa-go, you may discover something new.
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Shinhotaka Ropeway

pic_dummy.pngThe only two-story ropeway in Japan. You can enjoy an aerial walk at an altitude of 2200m, and you can overlook the Northern Alps at the top of the mountain!
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